Thursday, January 2, 2014

BECK by Harper Sloan. Blog Tour stop- 5 star review and giveaway!

Beck (Corps Security, #3)Beck by Harper Sloan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5 Stars!

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After reading Axel and Cage, I was a little nervous to read Beck. Why you ask? Well, I wasn’t sure how I felt about Dee and Beck. They never stood out to me like some of the others. I fell hard for Maddox and Cage, and Beck was just Beck. He didn’t seem like anything special to me in the first two books. I am a big enough person to admit when I am wrong and I will say it: I WAS WRONG. Beck was amazing. It’s taken me a full week to write this review. Mainly because I was an emotional wreck after reading, and also because I wanted to take my time putting it together.
I am Denise Ann Roberts. Strong, proud and independent. A loyal friend, godmother and I radiate fucking happiness so that people will never see how lonely I really am.

Dee is the feisty, spunky best friend of Izzy. She appears to be happy, fun and strong. No one knows the real her. Even those closest to her don’t see everything. She doesn’t let anyone see that. When Dee and Beck meet, they really hit it off. Dee doesn’t trust men. She doesn’t do relationships because she knows where that leads and she isn’t going there. Dee has things in her past that make her the way she is. Beck wants Dee. The more time he spends with her, the more he realizes how closed off she is. He wants all of her, not just the parts she is willing to give.
“Yeah, Beck I want this, but this is going to be fun. No attachments, no love notes, and no promises. I mean it. I’m not looking for forever, Beck.”

“I didn’t ask for forever. You want to live in the moment and get off while you’re at it, I won’t judge you. But fair warning, I’ll do my best to change your mind.”

For the first time, someone really sees Dee. And it scares her to death. Beck sees the hurt inside of her and he wants to help her. To take it away. It seems as soon as Dee is ready to trust and open up, something else happens to change her mind.
It’s like he really does see right inside me. It’s almost as if he can reach right in and pull out my secrets.

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It feels as if he’s looking right into my soul, and seeing everything I have never wanted anyone to see. He sees me.

Dee and Beck’s back and forth relationship goes on for over two years. Two years everyone just thinks they are screwing around. No one sees whats really happening. Even Dee’s best friends don’t notice. No one but Beck.
Everyone around us looks at our fucked up relationship and does nothing but judge. They see only the outside, the window dressing. They don’t see this side of Dee... No, everyone sees perfect Dee, happy Dee, and the Dee that never stops smiling, even when she’s dying on the inside.


And all he wants to do is give himself to Dee. To make her see that she doesn’t have to do it on her own.

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Dee and Beck’s journey is full of emotion and heartbreak. Even so, this author makes sure to add in humor and lots of sexy time. I know Cage is ‘The Beast’, but Beck really is a beast in the bedroom! Breaking furniture and all that... damn! He’s wild, Dee’s wild and together they are explosive!

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“Is that what you want? You want me to take these long legs and wrap them around my neck like a goddamn bow? Be sure, Wildcat, because right now, I need you like you wouldn’t believe.”

For the first time in her life, Dee has someone who is there for her. Who sees everything and wants her in spite of herself. Who is willing to stand by her side always and fight for her. Now she just has to learn to accept it.
“Patience wasn’t even a factor. When you love someone, you fight. You fight for them, and you fight with them. She needed me to fight for her then, and I’ll continue to do that until she can fight for herself again.”

I’m trying to make this as spoiler free as possible. I’m sure by now you all know there is some devastation in this book. Some parts that will tear you apart. If you don’t cry while reading this book, there might be something wrong with you. I was doing so good keeping it together with Dee’s story. I only teared up once or twice... then... (view spoiler). Seriously, it was worth every tear shed. I wasn’t necessarily happy with the turn of events and to say I was shocked is an understatement, but sometimes that happens.

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This book exceeded all my expectations. I am Corps Security obsessed. Beck has suspense, humor, and steam, but it’s so much more than that. It’s intense, emotional and heartbreaking. It’s also beautiful. Dee’s journey is beautiful. I loved seeing her come into her own and show that strength I knew she had deep down. I was suprised with how likable she ended up being, by the end of the book I loved her.  And Beck... OMG Beck.  He is the perfect alpha male. Beck is pantymelting hot, protective, loyal, kind and loving. He is really a special man. Not many people could be with someone like Dee and not give up. He was consistent. He would do anything for his girl and he proved it time and time again.

If you haven’t read this series, what in the heck are you waiting for? After being let down by so many sequels/series lately, it is so nice to see a series that gets better and better with each book. John Beckett will always hold a special place in my heart. I really am anxious to see how Coops book plays out after reading, and even Maddox’s. Things were left up in the air for those two.

An incredible read I would highly recommend!

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“I stand by your side because this is where I’m meant to be. I stand by your side because you didn’t have the strength to hold yourself up. That’s what you do for the person you love.”


***ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review***beck View all my reviews

**Warning** This book is intended for a mature reading**


I’ve always been good at wearing masks. Not letting anyone see the real me. I’m content being the happy-go-lucky best friend. The strong willed boss. The independent woman who doesn’t need a man.

But the truth is I’m just as broken as the rest of you. I’m terrified that all it will take is one person to make all my carefully constructed walls crumble into fine dust. So I guard my heart with everything I have. Determined to never let anyone get close enough to hurt me again.

All is perfect until HE walks into my life. No… he doesn’t just walk. He struts his good-looking, sex-oozing self-right into my space and demands that I see HIM. Making me want what I know I can’t have.

So I did the only thing I know how to do.
I run.
But he just won’t let me go.


The second I see her, I know she will be mine. I see past the gorgeous smiles and heart-stopping laughter. I see HER. She doesn’t want me to know her secrets or the past that haunts her, but I make it my mission to find out.

To make her mine.

She can run all she wants, but it will never be far enough to stop me from coming after her.
She’s it for me and she knows it.
She’s just too scared to admit it. 

**NO cliffhanger, HEA, inter-connected standalones**

About The Author:
Harper lives in small town Georgia just a short drive from her hometown of Peachtree City. She (and her 3 daughters) enjoy ruling the house they dubbed 'Estrogen Ocean', much to her husband’s chagrin. Harper has a borderline unhealthy obsession with books; you can almost ALWAYS find her with her ereader attached. As an ex-reviewer and blogger, Harper's passion for reading runs deep. It wasn't until 'Axel' decided to take up residence that she realized her true calling.
She started using writing as a way to unwind when the house went to sleep at night; and with a house full of crazy it was the perfect way to just relax. It didn't take long before a head full of very demanding alphas would stop at nothing to have their story told.



1 comment:

  1. Great review - I have this to read shortly and am looking forward to it :)


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